This book will be welcomed by those who love floraculture and gardening as well as those who just love looking at flowers and want to know more about them. The informative, alphabetical listings include lovely illustrations and many facts.
The author notes that during Victorian times, the flowers one received conveyed messages, even if sometimes these messages became confused. We still tend to associate feelings with certain flowers; as the author mentions, red roses on Valentine’s Day send a particular message. Flowers and trees also indicated certain religious feelings or views. So… a lot going on along with observing beauty.
Using the book as a reference may take a little practice. The flowers are listed by their scientific names but there is an index of common names at the back of the book to help. The information for each plant might include symbolic meanings, color meanings possible powers and folklore and fact.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this comprehensive title which appears to have been well researched. All opinions are my own.
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